Drought in California: America’s breadbasket is going hungry

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Agriculture is a $31-billion industry in California — no state is bigger for farming. But with California in a drought, state-enforced water rationing is forcing farmers to abandon fields and lay off workers. The Takeaway talks to the mayor of Mendota, California, where hundreds have been left hungry, and with Sacramento Bee reporter Matt Weiser about the difficult choices the state is facing.
Guests: Robert Silva, mayor of Mendota, Calif., and Matt Weiser of the Sacramento Bee

Contributors:

Katherine Lanpher and Sitara Nieves

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